- The Board of Trade was deeply angered by its humiliation during the general strike. On November 13, 1892, the Board of Trade induced a federal prosecutor to file suit in federal court against 44 of the unions belonging to the Amalgamated Council. The federal government accused the unions of violating the Sherman Antitrust Act by engaging in a conspiracy to restrain trade and 45 strike leaders were indicted in federal court for violating the act. A district court granted a temporary injunction against the unions. The AFL appealed the case. The injunction was stayed, and the suit delayed for several years. The federal government quietly withdrew its suit several years later.
- The 1892 general strike helped strengthen the labor movement in New Orleans. Most existing unions gained substantial numbers of members
Howard Zinn talks about this strike briefly in his book. This is one of the earliest labor strikes that involved black and white laborers working together. They sort-of won by not losing and remaining non violent. The media tried to whip up a race war, the governor called in troops to quell the "Hostile Negroes" and in the end calm prevailed and nobody was killed like in so many other labor movements at the time and into the early 1900's.
Zinn is unabashedly Socialist and comes at history from that perspective. Many people here in Hubski won't agree with his point of view, and some of the stuff in APHOTUS is bonkers, but reading outside perspectives is important for understanding how we got to here.
There are so few labor strikes that ended sort-of 'not bad' that I figured today, with the end of sillyseason and the start of batshitseason, we needed a reminder that things get better, and when people work together things get done. And every once in a while, cooler heads prevail.